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Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement Impairment Syndromes [Hardcover]

by Shirley Sahrmann PT PhD FAPTA
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September 4, 2001 0801672058 978-0801672057 1
Authored by an acknowledged expert on muscle and movement imbalances, this well-illustrated book presents a classification system of mechanical pain syndrome that is designed to direct the exercise prescription and the correction of faulty movement patterns. The diagnostic categories, associated muscle and movement imbalances, recommendations for treatment, examination, exercise principles, specific corrective exercises, and modification of functional activities for case management are described in detail. This book is designed to give practitioners an organized and structured method of analyzing the mechanical cause of movement impairment syndrome, the contributing factors, and a strategy for management.

* Provides the tools for the physical therapist to identify movement imbalances, establish the relevant diagnosis, develop the corrective exercise prescription and carefully instruct the patient about how to carry out the exercise program. * Authored by the acknowledged expert on movement system imbalances. * Covers both the evaluation process and therapeutic treatment. * Detailed descriptions of exercises for the student or practitioner. * Includes handouts to be photocopied and given to the patient for future reference.

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About the Author

Shirley Sahrmann, PT, PhD, FAPTA, Washington University School of Medicine, St.Louis, MO

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Mosby; 1 edition (September 4, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0801672058
  • ISBN-13: 978-0801672057
  • Product Dimensions: 11.3 x 8.7 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #51,580 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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94 of 98 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Long awaited text for expert practice September 26, 2001
Physical therapists like myself have been waiting for a text from the author for over 10 years. Definitely a text for someone well versed in the anatomy and mechaincs of the musculoskeletal system. This text is written in clear categories and deals with problems in three general areas. It takes effort and analytic thinking to understand the myriad of motions listed in the text. A CD with actual demonstrations would help immensely in seeing all the factors the author is illustrating. The introduction covers very complex ideas made as simple as possible by the author. I would recommend this text for any movement specialist but I would caveat my recommendation with the warning that hard work is needed to really grasp the techniques listed in this text. This author is saying things that need to be learned by movement specialists and only can be applied by an expert.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars thorough and understandable January 21, 2009
I'm a rowing coach and was always looking for a book on the treatment of movement impaiments that would take an alternative look at the subjekt. With Shirley Sahrmann's book I have found everything I was hoping for. The author goes from the more general presentation of the necessary background informantion to the spezific diagnosis and possible treatments of the most common movement impairment syndroms. She also provides insights in an understanding these syndroms that is coming from a rather holistic perspective. Thus she is looking at movement problems as a result of problems of the whole chain of muscels involved in that movement, not just the specific muscels of the area, where the symptoms are noticed first. Any coach, who has discovered that improving athletes' performance in competition means advancing their physical performance by removing movement impairments, will quickly call this book one of his favourites.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sahrman at Her Best March 6, 2011
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The reason this book got 4 instead of 5 stars is because this is a very dense, text book quality tome that is written by one of the leading researchers, writers and teachers in the field of rehab and movement, Dr. Shirley Sahrmann.
It is not light or easily accessible information nor is it intended to be. It will require your utmost focus and concentration but that effort will be rewarded with more than a few "AH HAH" moments.
Again, I believe this is a book that should be a reference book in any serious, career minded fitness or performance coach and it goes without saying that the same applies to the physical therapy field.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Most clinically useful book March 6, 2003
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Very useful for the practitioner involved in ortopaedic rehab, interested in going further than treating pain! Very essential complement to any good treatment. Will help you teach your patient how to take control of their body to prevent re-occurence.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, but.. June 27, 2009
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This is a great book. The way it is arranged and the information presented is all excellent. If you are interested in a book that will help you diagnose your clients movement problems this may be perfect for you. As a massage therapist however I was slightly put out that there were no manual treatment options discussed for each impairment. Exercise and postural correction are the treatment of choice in this book. A body worker should be able to add their own expertise to the exercises and life style changes and come up with a great combination of manual treatment with things the client can do on their own.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars MUST BUY FOR PHYSICAL THERAPISTS February 3, 2010
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Dr. Shirley Sahrmann is really a great physical therapist, teacher, clinician and researcher. Her concepts are based on understanding of biomechanics and motor control. This is the real deal. Understanding the movement system will help diagnose and treat your patients better. it is strongly recommended that you also attend her seminars to better integrate what you have learned into practice. Her treatment is more compatible with orthopedic and musculoskeletal conditions as well as a therapist that is willing to spend time on his/her patients.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars invaluable assessment tool March 9, 2013
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This book has taught me so much in a short time, improving my critical eye & corrective strategies aa personal trainer. If your physical therapist isn't trained this way, find one who is. I wish it were organized a bit more clearly, & included a glossary of terms (it assumes you know a lot to start). But if you have a brain in your skull & solid understanding of human movement, this is a must have.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great condition. December 11, 2012
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very sophisticated and educational. easy to read. exercise descriptions sometimes difficult to understand without visuals to know exactly how it should be performed. great resource.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Where?
I had purchased 3 books last year but didn't get it yet. I wonder what happened to it! What a waste!
Published 2 days ago by Fina
5.0 out of 5 stars Good reference for practice
Excellent materials and great reference. I use the information in this book routinely. The information was practical and relevant for practice.
Published 4 months ago by Albradella R. Davis
5.0 out of 5 stars Great "Go To" resource s
Excellent resource from reknowned clinician & educator. Refer to it often in my daily practice as a PT. Gives specific rehab ideas to use as a POC starting point
Published 4 months ago by Bsw
1.0 out of 5 stars Not a great quality book
The theories put forth in the book aren't terrible, but the organization and delivery are. Our professor actually just gave us a full page document of corrections to make. (i.e. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Andrew Broden
4.0 out of 5 stars Great resource.. Don't buy electronic
This is a wonderful resource for anyone interested in how to treat musculoskeletal pain. Also great for anyone looking to gain understanding of how the human body functions. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Gregory J Chaplin
1.0 out of 5 stars Book is damaged
I love the contents of the book but the whole book is torn away from its binding. No one has contacted me and it is frustrating.
Published 8 months ago by Mary Clapp
5.0 out of 5 stars very nice
worth, complete, current today, this edition serves both for physical education teachers and for physiotherapists. has no information on the publisher's site, but not foul.
Published 8 months ago by penido
5.0 out of 5 stars Great physical therapy resources
I am currently a 3rd year physical therapy student and discovered this book on one of my rotations. This book had a lot of context and is not an easy read, but every paragraph is... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Beth
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book!
Needed this book for class and it was brand new! Thank you! Sahrmann is a great writer in the field and provided in depth knowledge of movement dysfunction.
Published 10 months ago by Trisha Thurston
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
From the start I really enjoyed it and discovered a lot regarding the subject matter. Shirley is truly a genius and THE expert on the subject.
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